Munich president Uli Hoeness told the United States Soccer federation to cancel
their Apple iPad orders in an interview with German newspaper Donaukurier.
interview, Hoeness criticised Jurgen Klinsmann, who had just been appointed the
new coach of the US national team.
Hoeness’s interview saw the Bayern President
dismiss Klinsmann’s time managing the club as an expensive mistake.
was in charge of Bayern Munich from July 2008 to April 2009 when he was fired.
In the interview, Hoeness was critical of Klinsmann’s time in charge explaining
that the club “bought computers for thousands of dollars” because Klinsmann
like to use powerpoint presentations to explain the game plans to the players.
Hoeness noted, current coach Jupp Heynckes needed only five colour markers and
a flip chart to do the same.
“With Heynckes, we win games for €12.50, while we
spent a lot of money under Klinsmann and had little success,” Hoeness noted.
“If you’re a
treasurer at the United States Soccer Federation, it’s not too late to cancel
the iPad orders,” he added.
Hoeness added that while Van Gaal may have also
failed “he was a catastrophe in human
relations is another story.”
“As expert, he was top. That’s why he wasn’t a
mistake. Klinsmann was.”